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Great Grey Owl baited by photog in Brooklin

Jan 18th, 2014 | By
Great Grey Owl baited by photog in Brooklin

Brooklin, ON – Today, while watching a beautiful Great Gray Owl in Brooklin along with many other birders and photographers, an individual showed up with a cooler full of mice. This man proceded to throw a mouse onto the field in order to get the owl to come close so he could get a photo […]



Sgt. Ryan Russell (#7686) – Funeral Procession

Jan 18th, 2011 | By
Sgt. Ryan Russell (#7686) – Funeral Procession

TORONTO – Quotes from the service in memory of Sgt. Ryan Russell of Toronto Police Service “We are so honoured to have been a part of your life, Ryan. You are an inspiration. You are our hero. Thank you for loving us and being a part of all of our lives. I find so much […]



Horrific Accident On Hwy. 401

Aug 29th, 2010 | By
Horrific Accident On Hwy. 401

WHITBY – The Ontario’s Special Investigating Unit has been called in to investigate an accident on Highway 401 in Whitby that left one person dead. OPP say that a Durham Region Police officer was attempting to pull over a motorcyclist on the westbound lanes of the busy highway near Brock St. on Friday around 11:00pm. […]



16 Year-Old Crash Victim Dies

Jul 23rd, 2010 | By
16 Year-Old Crash Victim Dies

SCARBOROUGH – The 16 year-old boy who was ejected in a horrific crash this past weekend on Greencedar Dr. has passed away according to Sgt. Tim Burrows of Toronto Police Traffic Services. The boy was one of five occupants in a Pontiac Sunfire that rolled over in the early hours of July 18th. Two other […]



Standoff At Swiss Chalet Ends Peacefully

Jul 23rd, 2010 | By
Standoff At Swiss Chalet Ends Peacefully

ETOBICOKE – A man surrendered to Toronto Police after an armed standoff at a  Swiss Chalet in Etobicoke that lasted over three hours. The incident began at around 4:00pm when a man in his 40’s asked patrons to leave the restaurant through a note to a waitress. All patrons and staff managed to flee the […]



Four Teens Rushed To Hospital After Crash

Jul 18th, 2010 | By
Four Teens Rushed To Hospital After Crash

SCARBOROUGH – Four teenagers were rushed to hospital after a vehicle rollover that occured on Greencedar Circuit in the Lawrence Ave. E. and Markham Rd. area. Toronto emergency crews arrived at the scene at around 1:15am to find a single vehicle on its roof. There were five occupants traveling in the car. One of the […]



Toronto Police Mounted Unit Introduces ‘Guardian’

May 29th, 2010 | By
Toronto Police Mounted Unit Introduces ‘Guardian’

EXHIBITION PLACE – Toronto Police Services Mounted Unit introduced today their newest addition to the team- a horse named Guardian. Guardian’s introduction was part of the the 2010 Doors Open Toronto which saw the Horse Palace, located at Exhibition Place, open its doors to the public. Demonstrations during the event included mounted arms displays by […]



TSB Photographer Receives TPFFA Award

May 11th, 2010 | By
TSB Photographer Receives TPFFA Award

TORONTO – Toronto Street Beat’s photographer Manny Rodrigues has been awarded the 2009 Best Photo in Newsprint award from the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters’ Association. TPFFA had the following to say about Manny Rodrigues’ photo entry: “The judges said your photo of two fire fighters tending to an injured young girl resulting from a January […]



Project Corral- Arrests, Guns and Drugs Seized

May 4th, 2010 | By
Project Corral- Arrests, Guns and Drugs Seized

TORONTO – Police raided several homes this morning in one of the largest co-ordinated effort by forces from all over Ontario. Project Corral, as it was dubbed, saw officers executing warrants from Etobicoke to Scarborough and even in Ottawa. The early morning police activity resulted in 71 arrests of members of three gangs- Five Point […]



Early Morning Raids Result In Many Arrests

May 4th, 2010 | By
Early Morning Raids Result In Many Arrests

TORONTO – Police forces from all over Ontario joined forces this morning in a series of raids all over the city. Project Corral, as it was named by police, resulted in 71 arrests. Warrants were executed all over the GTA and even in Ottawa. Along with Toronto Police Divisional units were officers from Ontario Provincial […]



Head On Crash Sends Two To Hospital

May 2nd, 2010 | By
Head On Crash Sends Two To Hospital

SCARBOROUGH – Two young females were taken to local hospitals after a crash near Kennedy Commons in the Kennedy Rd. and Hwy. 401 area. The collision happened at around 3:30am Sunday morning. Toronto Police canine were called in to scour the area for the driver of one of the vehicles after he fled on foot. […]



Car Fire In Scarborough – Video

Apr 27th, 2010 | By
Car Fire In Scarborough – Video

SCARBOROUGH – Toronto Police officers from 41 Division along with Toronto Fire Services responded to a car on fire early this morning. The vehicle was found on Treverton Dr., in the Kennedy Rd. and Eglinton Ave. E. area at around 1:00am. Firefighters were quick to put out the blaze. No injuries were reported at the […]



Young Man Shot In Weston

Apr 23rd, 2010 | By
Young Man Shot In Weston

WESTON – A young man has been transported to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre after being shot in the leg. The incident happened around 7:30pm on 2450 Weston Rd. It appears the victim was shot somewhere in the stairwell. Police were quick to arrive but no arrests were immediately reported. This happened as building residents were […]



Speed A Factor In Finch Ave. Crash

Apr 22nd, 2010 | By
Speed A Factor In Finch Ave. Crash

NORTH YORK – A 25-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman were rushed to hospital early this morning after a spectacular crash on Finch Ave. W. just east of Keele St. The white Ford Mustang they were in appeared to have been traveling at a high rate of speed before it slammed into a wall. The […]



Backdraft At The Opera House – Video

Apr 21st, 2010 | By
Backdraft At The Opera House – Video

BEACHES – Toronto firefighter band “Backdraft” performed at the Opera House this past Thursday April 15th. “Backdraft” along with other bands and groups such as “Calamities” and “Late Shift” performed a benefit concert to raise money for Haiti earthquake relief. Approximately $10,000 was raised, according to Alan Cair, one of the organizers of the event. […]



SIU Probing Police Shooting

Apr 19th, 2010 | By
SIU Probing Police Shooting

PORT LANDS – A man has been shot and killed by police early this morning on Commissioners St. near Cherry St. It appears that a Nissan Sentra was being pursued by 55 Division officers at around 1:00am after the vehicle was seen driving with no headlights in the Leslie St. and Lakeshore Blvd. area. The […]



Man Shot At Jane and Sheppard

Apr 18th, 2010 | By
Man Shot At Jane and Sheppard

NORTH YORK – A 21-year-old man was shot multiple times early Sunday morning near St. Jane Frances Catholic School on Jane St. just north of Sheppard Ave. W. The victim appears to have been shot in the neck and shoulder at around 3:30am. Police from 31 Division found him in a parking lot. Toronto EMS […]



Highrise Fire Sends Six To Hospital

Apr 17th, 2010 | By
Highrise Fire Sends Six To Hospital

YORK – Toronto Fire Services were called early Saturday morning to a highrise fire on South Station St. When they arrived, they found flames on the seventh floor and heavy smoke throughout the building. They are considering the incident suspicious and say that someone deliberately set a couch on fire in the hallway of the […]



Meth Lab Found In North York

Apr 16th, 2010 | By
Meth Lab Found In North York

NORTH YORK – Police discovered what appears to be an extensive drug lab today on 21 Evermede Dr., near York Mills Rd. and the Don Valley Parkway. 42 Division officers along with Major Crime Unit had executed a search warrant early morning when they found marijuana and cocaine in the home. A thorough search of […]



Shooting Near Vaughan Rd. School

Apr 13th, 2010 | By
Shooting Near Vaughan Rd. School

YORK – A shooting near Vaughan Rd. and Winona Dr. today placed three schools in “hold and secure”. The incident took place at around 1:00pm near Vaughan Road Academy. Police officers from 13 Division had just pulled over a vehicle when they heard gunshots nearby. That prompted police to get the high-school as well as […]



41 Division Family Skate Day

Apr 12th, 2010 | By
41 Division Family Skate Day

FROM TORONTO POLICE SERVICES Police helped ensure a Canadian rite of passage for kids in their community. Police and Auxiliary officers skated with the community at the Don Montgomery Community Centre last month, as part of the fourth annual Community Police Liaison Committee 41 Division Family Skate Day. Const. Sue Mundy said the event – […]



Stolen Van Is Set Ablaze – Video

Apr 12th, 2010 | By
Stolen Van Is Set Ablaze – Video

SCARBOROUGH – A stolen van was found early Saturday morning fully engulfed in flames in a hydro field. Toronto Fire and Toronto Police responded to the call on Dewey Dr. in the Pharmacy Ave. and Ellesmere Rd. area at around 3am. When they arrived they found a minivan that appeared to have been deliberately set […]



Man Shot Near Dufferin St. McDonalds

Apr 11th, 2010 | By
Man Shot Near Dufferin St. McDonalds

NORTH YORK – A young man was shot in the back on Saturday around 5:30pm near the busy area of Dufferin St. and Lawrence Ave. W. Police say the shooting occurred in front of 51 Blossomfield Rd., just one block east of Dufferin St. where one man was shot. He then fled the scene to […]



Toronto Rock And Toronto Police RIDE Patrol

Apr 9th, 2010 | By
Toronto Rock And Toronto Police RIDE Patrol

NORTH YORK – Toronto Police Services along with Toronto Rock lacrosse team players and members of the MADD organization joined forces last night in an effort to stop drunk drivers. Traffic Sgt. Jack West of 54 Division had the idea a couple of weeks ago to gather up a sports team and have them reward […]



Train Derails In Pickering

Mar 30th, 2010 | By
Train Derails In Pickering

PICKERING – A train derailment in Pickering this afternoon cause major commuter problems during the rush hour. The CN freight train derailed near the Pickering GO station, just east of Liverpool Rd. This prompted GO officials to close the station because of fear that some hazardous materials may have spilled from the train. GO trains […]



61 Year Old Woman Dies In Fire

Mar 28th, 2010 | By
61 Year Old Woman Dies In Fire

EAST YORK – A woman is dead in yet another deadly fire in the city. Toronto Fire Services crews found the woman in a home on fire on Thyra Ave., in the Victoria Park Ave. and Danforth Rd. area. The blaze broke out just after 9:00pm. Thick black smoke was pouring from inside the house. […]



Fire In Etobicoke Claims One Life

Mar 28th, 2010 | By
Fire In Etobicoke Claims One Life

ETOBICOKE – One man is dead and one is fighting for his life in hospital after an early morning fire in Etobicoke. Toronto Fire Services and EMS responded to reports of a fire at around 5:00am this morning to find three residents trapped inside at home on 22nd St. between Lakeshore Blvd. and Birmingham St. […]



Young Man Stabbed In Abdomen

Mar 28th, 2010 | By
Young Man Stabbed In Abdomen

SCARBOROUGH – A young man was transported to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center early this morning after being stabbed in the abdomen and shoulder. Police were called to an apartment building on Bamburgh Circle in the Warden Ave. and Steeles area just after midnight. When they arrived they found the victim in the lobby of the […]



Industrial Fire On Lawrence And Caledonia

Mar 27th, 2010 | By
Industrial Fire On Lawrence And Caledonia

NORTH YORK – It took Toronto Fire Services only 30 minutes to knock down an industrial fire on Lawrence Ave. W. near Caledonia Rd. TFS was called to the blaze at around 2:30pm and found a storage area fully engulfed in flames. There were reports of one or two explosions, likely caused by some of […]



Police Chase From Durham Ends In Crash

Mar 27th, 2010 | By
Police Chase From Durham Ends In Crash

NORTH YORK – It was a dramatic ending to a chase that started in Oshawa. Police officers from OPP and Durham Regional Police, including a helicopter, started the pursuit in Oshawa after a man deliberately hit an officer with his car. It happened in the parking lot of Cloverleaf Motel, in the the area of […]